Ben Sasse, diehard Husker fan, released the following statement after the Big Ten announced fans will be allowed to attend in person sporting events depending on local health guidelines.

“Husker fans are ready to get back to rooting for our teams in person. Safety is a priority, and ask any Nebraskan — our teams are too. This is great news for our student athletes and our state. Go Big Red!”

Background

Last fall, Sasse urged the Big Ten to reverse its blanket prohibition on fan attendance and instead let local communities follow local public health requirements.